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July 29, 2014

Max Ehrenfreund: Support for executions declining but still strong

Public support for the death penalty in the United States has declined, but it remains strong, with at least 60 percent of respondents in surveys saying that they favor capital punishment. Whether the public would support the kind of execution that the state of Arizona administered last Wednesday, in which a convicted murderer took two hours to die after a lethal injection, is another question, one that pollsters can’t yet answer.

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